April 12, 2018
Coimbatore : Tamil Nadu had become a ‘battleground’ against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government for the failure to form the Cauvery Management Board, CPM politburo member, G Ramakrishnan said today.
The overwhelming response to the call given by various political parties and organisations to hoist black flag atop houses and also wear black dresses was a clear indication that the mood of the people in Tamil Nadu, he told mediapersons. The people were totally against the visit of Modi to Chennai, as he failed them in Cauvery issue, Ramakrishnan said on the sidelines of hoisting black flag atop the District party office here.
Owing to the negligence, the Delta districts the rice bowl of TamilNadu was slowly turning slowly intoa desert due to acute water shortage, he claimed and added the Centre was betraying the State as far as the Cauvery issue was concerned.
Expressing sorrow over the suicide of a doll seller in Chitode in Erode, Ramakrishnan said that people should avoid such sacrifices. He also condemned the action of police, where they were snatching and removing the black flags from the workers and houses.
Meanwhile, nearly 100 persons of various parties were arrested when they released black balloons, along with five black pigeons, in a symbolic message to Modi. Similarly, workers released black balloons in the city and hoisted black flags atop houses at various places in the rural areas of the district.